Brainless IPA Belgian-Style India Pale Ale | Epic Brewing Company

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Brainless IPA Belgian-Style India Pale AleBrainless IPA Belgian-Style India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company
Utah, United States
epicbrewing.com

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by JohnGalt1 on 02-19-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
223
Reviews:
40
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
9.64%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
54
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 223 |  Reviews: 40
Photo of JeffSK
4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gumbo_gravy
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beautiful slight haze golden light amber. Solid head. Smells of tropical fruit and yeasty breads notes. Some mango maybe little pineapple.
Taste is solid. A little more bitter than expected. But solid.

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Photo of micropale
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BumpkinBrewer
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of VABA
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of skaboom420
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of arizcards
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a bomber from TW Arrowhead in early April for $7.99. Version number 37 packed on 12/9/15.

Beer poured golden with a beautiful white head that is leaving some beautiful rings behind.

Nose is belgian fruit esters, citrus, and some light tropical hops.

Taste is classic belgian ipa; citrus and tropical hops over a pale malt base with a nice hop and white pepper finish.

Feel is light to medium bodied and smooth.

Overall an excellent rendition of the BIPA. Cheers to Epic!

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Photo of CharlesK
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours medium amber orange color with a very thick, frothy white head and moderate carbonation.

S - Yeasty and citrus zing on the nose. Orange and zingy grapefruit.

T - Zesty orange, grapefruit peel, peppery notes, some yeast, some herbalness, biscuity malt.

M - Thick medium with a nice smooth texture on the tongue with mild carbonation on the back of the tongue.

O - This is a very nice Belgian IPA that has just enough bitterness on the backside to balance things out.

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Photo of madelf66
3.51/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CPAles
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stengelfoot
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of littledreamer87
4.26/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yuenglingfan101
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

very unique beer the hoppiness of the beer is not overwhelming but enough to get your taste buds going. Beer is worth trying. Hey this is my 300th beer.

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Photo of Boxer_Rebellion
3.71/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Definitely the intersection of an IPA and a Belgian Ale. Malty with a slight hop finish. Very reminiscent of some good Belgian Ales. If you're in to the like- this is for you! But if you're more of a hop-head you might feel the malt over powers the hops.

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Photo of superfriend
3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SMH_NWI
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattsander
3.08/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of biboergosum
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz glass at Beer Revolution's Epic (that's a proper noun, with a capital 'e') tap incursion.

This beer appears a cloudy, dark apricot amber colour, with one fat-ass finger of puffy, densely foamy, and somewhat creamy eggshell white head, which leaves a thin wall of fog bank lace around the glass as it lazily recedes.

It smells of testy Belgian yeast, peppy orange and red grapefruit flesh, grainy caramel malt, a bit of white pepper spice, and further leafy, herbal, and grassy hops. The taste is muddled generic domestic citrus, a more laid-back earthy yeastiness, semi-sweet grainy caramel malt, black pepper dust, and more leafy, weedy, and lightly perfumed floral hops.

The carbonation is rather mild in its plain and hard to detail frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and mostly smooth, that yeasty character taking a minor tithe. It finishes well off-dry, the caramel, mixed fruit, and yeast all arranging thusly.

Overall, a fairly well-made version of this hybrid style, the hoppy bitterness and yeasty astringency butting heads, yeah, but more or less gently. Not my favorite thing, but I can admit when something will play well to the aficionados kicking about, and this one surely must.

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Photo of Bobtuffy
3.46/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of briguy93
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gregcordle
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boone757
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lurkerson
3.55/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stephens101
4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From notes.

A majestic and rocky dirty white froth tops off this reddish-orange brew. Aroma-wise resin floats around calm notes of apricot and caramel. Tastes of pine, various fruits and grain. Very fluid drinking with a lighter than expected body. Balanced and delicious.

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Brainless IPA Belgian-Style India Pale Ale from Epic Brewing Company
3.94 out of 5 based on 223 ratings.
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